18 Jul 2022
Machine Learning Identifies Gun Purchasers at Risk of Suicide
A new study suggests machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence, may help identify handgun purchasers who are at high risk of suicide. It also identified individual and community characteristics that are predictive of firearm suicide.
25 May 2022
Using AI to Predict Life-Threatening Bacterial Disease in Dogs
Leptospirosis, a disease that dogs can get from drinking water contaminated with Leptospira bacteria, can cause kidney failure, liver disease and severe bleeding into the lungs. Early detection of the disease is crucial and may mean the difference between life and death.
25 Feb 2021
Machine Learning to Track Disease Carrying Mosquitoes
Using genetic and environmental data, research team maps landscape connectivity in mosquitoes that are known vectors for dengue, chikungunya and Zika.
28 Jul 2020
Scientists Use CRISPR Technology to Insert Sex-Determining Gene
Using the genome-editing technology CRISPR, researchers can make targeted cuts to the genome or insert useful genes, which is called a gene knock-in.
4 Feb 2020
Anti-Solar Cells: A Photovoltaic Cell That Works at Night
What if solar cells worked at night? A specially designed photovoltaic cell could generate up to 50 watts of power per square meter under ideal conditions at night, about a quarter of what a conventional solar panel can generate in daytime, according to a concept.
5 Jul 2019
Robot arm tastes with engineered bacteria
A robotic gripping arm that uses engineered bacteria to "taste" for a specific chemical has been developed by engineers. The gripper is a proof-of-concept for biologically-based soft robotics.
21 May 2019
Artificial intelligence tool vastly scales up Alzheimer's research
Researchers have found a way to teach a computer to precisely detect one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease in human brain tissue, delivering a proof of concept for a machine-learning approach to distinguishing critical markers of the disease.
4 Mar 2019
Robotic glider makes first turbulence measurements beneath Antarctic
A small group of scientists recently returned from Antarctica, where they became the first group to collect turbulence measurements from an underwater glider beneath an ice shelf.
17 Jan 2019
IDTechEx spoke to HealBe at their booth at CES 2019. They were demonstrating their GoBe 2 and early prototypes of their GoBe 3 device at their booth.
2 Jul 2018
Uber urges drivers to go electric
Studies have found that when shared and electric mobility are properly combined, along with automation, we can shrink the number of vehicles on the road and reduce transportation's climate footprint. That's why Uber has launched the EV Champions Initiative, a pilot program for driver-partners to deliver at least 5 million EV rides over the next year.
10 May 2017
Underwater robots help predict how and when ice shelves collapse
To outer space and the deep ocean, add "beneath the ice" to the list of rarely charted frontiers of science exploration.
17 Mar 2017
Compounds basis for devices that turn waste heat to electricity
Cage-like compounds called clathrates could be used for harvesting waste heat and turning it into electricity. Chemists just discovered a whole new class of clathrates, potentially opening new ways to make and apply these materials.
4 Aug 2016
Precision Hawk was established in 2010 in Toronto, Canada. The original focus of the company was to do precise remote sensing of data followed by data processing/analysis to provide actionable recommendations to farmers